James “Jim” Miller passed away at his home on Saturday, June 8, 2019, in Kingsland at the age of 58.
He is survived by so many who loved him, including his wife of 35 years, Constance “Connie” Miller; his sons, Dr. Matthew J. Miller (Dr. Anna Huguenard), Andrew W. Miller and Graham C. Miller; his brothers, Peter Miller (Annie), Paul Miller (Lesley), Michael Miller (Angela); sisters, Margaret A. Miller (Mark Kelly) and Julie Barr (Jake); and several nieces and many nephews.
Jim was born in Irvine, Scotland, on Dec. 24, 1960. He was the eldest son of the late William and Elizabeth Miller.
Jim was a master carpenter for 36 years and his building career spanned across the United Kingdom and the United States in southeast Georgia and northeast Florida. Jim provided mentorship and career advice to countless tradesmen throughout his career, always willing to share his experience or lend a helping hand to those who needed it.
Jim grew up with an avid love for the beautiful game, football (soccer). He was a lifelong player and a dedicated coach to his three sons' youth football teams. In doing so, Jim also mentored many kids and teammates throughout the years.
Jim was a devoted and loving husband and father, and he will be greatly missed. He took pride in his work and volunteered his time, whether it was an organized mission trip or a simple door repair. He cultivated friendships and family bonds with enthusiasm, was always a good listener and enjoyed life to the fullest. Many people have been touched by Jim's generosity and kindness and in those relationships, his memory will remain.
A memorial service will be held at 6 p.m. Friday, June 14, at Allison Memorial in St. Marys.
In lieu of flowers, the family would like donations to be sent in Jim’s memory to the place where his treatment and care was provided. Check/cash donations made payable and sent to: Melanoma Research Fund, Washington University Division of Oncology Box 8007, Attention: Robert Barczewski, 660 S. Euclid Ave., St. Louis, MO 63110. Credit card donations made payable by online website link at
https://gifts.wustl.edu/med/index.html?0_d_tr1=71&0_d_tr2=346. Step 1, enter donation amount; step 2, in the “Select” Box under School of Medicine and Oncology, select Melanoma Research; step 3, enter credit card details and provide additional information as desired. Donation acknowledgements will be sent to all donors immediately. All donations qualify for tax breaks as provided by law.
Allison Memorial Chapel and Funeral Home of St. Marys is in charge of arrangements.